Lake Mille Lacs walleye-based economy 'hurting'


ST. PAUL -- The walleye-based economy around Lake Mille Lacs is “hurting,” a county leader told lawmakers earlier this week as they discussed a $30 million financial aid proposal.

“We’re hurting,” Mille Lacs County Commissioner David Oslin told a House committee Tuesday. “We’ve dropped over $26 million in property value.”

Some resorts have seen occupancy drop by 60 percent in the last few years, said Karen McQuoid, a member of the Mille Lacs Area Tourism Council.


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